Associates with the 45th anniversary ( BE 2550 ) of Khron Paranibbana, Phra Khru Boon Tham ( Than Boon ) revealed to the public the traditional ways /methods of making Phra Pidta. These methods are using / following the same methods used by Tok Raja in those day. According to the Long Chei, the pidta was created for the fund rising purposes. The purpose of making this superb Phra Pidta was due to the lack of fund to complete the Chedi and cremation hall, Achan Long Phor Khron appeared in Than Boon dreams and had ordered Than Boon to create the this special phim of Pidta amulet to be rent out to the devotees.
The Achan Long Phor Khron’s traditional mould gadget was made of 2 pieces of wood which are connected with the hinge. There were two holes on the woods surface to place the Pidta mould, hinged woods with 2 holes to fit the Pidta mould, one on each sides. The Pidta mould was made of fibre.
These two pieces of woods were pressed together tightly by using hand to mould the Pidta. The moulded Phra Pidta was painted and coated with Black Janrakh Wax or Getah Rengas Hitam ( not the normal crystal clear rengas ) by local folks. Each Pidta was individually pressed and blessed by Than Boon then.
Pictures showing Than Boon is preparing the wanj.
Pictures showing Than Boon is inserting the wahn into the mould.
Pictures showing Than Boon is picking out the Pidta from the mould.
Pictures of the successfully moulded Phra Pidta.
Apart from this special phim of Phra Pidta. There were several phims of Phra Pidta / Phakhawan which were hand made, pressed and blessed personally by Than Boon or Chau khun Mit. In order to identify such special hand made amulets, there are some hand print marks on the reverse side of the Pidta amulets.
Some old batch of hand made Phra Pidta of Wat Uttamaram.
Modern moulding machines to produce amulets.
You can’t find this pidta on the wat shelves. If you are interested in, kindly contact and consult Than Boon personally. Why ? Should ask Than Boon……
as for me..... just merely sharing !
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